Tonight at Black Sheep: Nightcrawler, Graveswitcher, Prowess, Master Bastard

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It’s the weekend!! We have some fun things lined up at Black Sheep and Dumb Records tonight and tomorrow, starting with this slick punk show going on tonight at Black Sheep. This one features a newer Chicago group called “Nightcrawler” featuring members of bands who have performed at Black Sheep in years past. You can stream a song by them on the player below. The rest of the show features a handful of punk and alternative home grown right here in Springfield. This includes Graveswitcher – the new up and coming powerful hardcore band featuring members of every Springfield band ever. It also features Prowess, a band rumored to have recently played where no other bands have dared to play before in Springfield. And opening things up is the grunge/rock group Master Bastard.

This all starts tonight at 7:00 pm. Admission is $5. You should come out. Find a facebook event for the show right here. Also check out our shows page which we are working on updating on our site.

New Band Pages: Foam Fangers

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Low and behold, we now have an official band page up and running on our site for Foam Fingers, the new-ish Springfield punk band whose first release we shared with you all yesterday. You can check out that new page right here where you can stream music, read up more about the band and find links to all of their social medias. Foam Fangers don’t have any Black Sheep shows lined up at the moment, but you can look out for more in the future.

Looks like our current Springfield band count is about 50-some and we still have some new projects to make pages for! Check out our current bands page right here. Do you play in a Springfield band or musical act and have not yet set up a page on our site? Email us at blacksheepspringfield@gmail.com and we will work with you to set something up!

Foam Fangers: “Foam Fangers EP”

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Have you heard about one of Springfield’s newest rockin’ punk bands, Foam Fangers? Yes, it’s true. The band (pictured above) started towards the beginning of this year and put out a ten-track EP earlier this year which we are here sharing with you today. You maybe have caught their set at Black Sheep Fest earlier this month. Check out that new 10-song EP streaming on the player below. Head over to the band’s bandcamp page where you can download the release for $6.

Does Foam Fangers have any shows lined up right now?!?? It doesn’t look like they do at Black Sheep, but be on the lookout for more Foam Fangers shows in the future.

P.S. we are going to be working to get our Springfield Album Archive project more up-to-date with releases like this one from 2018 here in the coming days.

August 31st at Black Sheep: Nightcrawler, Graveswitcher, Prowess, Master Bastard

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Coming up this upcoming Friday we have a four band show for you all at Black Sheep! This one features a newer Chicago group called “Nightcrawler” featuring members of bands who have performed at Black Sheep in years past. You can stream a song by them on the player below. The rest of the show features a handful of punk and alternative home grown right here in Springfield. This includes Graveswitcher – the new up and coming powerful hardcore band featuring members of every Springfield band ever. It also features Prowess, a band rumored to have recently played where no other bands have dared to play before in Springfield. And opening things up is the grunge/rock group Master Bastard.

This show starts Friday at 7:00 pm. Admission is $5. You should come out. Find a facebook event for the show right here. Also check out our shows page which we are working on updating on our site.

Tonight at Black Sheep: Izzy True, F///\\\M, Imaginary Colours, Kristin Walker

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Surprise! We have a show for you all happening tonight (sorry we had not announced this one on our site earlier, we are working to get more on top of things we promise). This show tonight is going to be more of a *chill* indie gig, and it features national touring act Izzy True coming all the way from New York on Don Giovanni Records (same label as Screaming Females for those of you who do not know). Check out their latest album streaming on the player below to find out what that band (pictured above) is all about. Also on this show we have a gaggle of Springfield solo projects. This includes “F///\\\M“, who performed the blues festival a couple of weeks ago as “Chuck Mountain.” This also includes electronic / ambient project Imaginary Colours. Opening things up is a solo set by Kristin Walker (of the band Glower).

The show tonight starts at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page, which we are going to be working on updating right now!!

Photos: Black Sheep Fest 2018

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Tonight we are bringing you a few photos that were taken from Black Sheep Fest 2018 which happened earlier this month on August 11th. This was the 11th Black Sheep Fest we have held at our venue, highlighting local music in Springfield (wow)! Check out a few photos above and below, or head to our facebook photo album here, or our flickr album here. These were taken by Brian Galecki. Activator Magazine’s own Carol Weems also took a good amount of photos which you can find on the Activator Magazine facebook page here. And of course our hero Gordon Chang is BACK at recording videos after a year-long break, with videos of most of the full sets from the fest which you can find on his channel right here. Check out a list of photos and videos from past shows and fests at Black Sheep on our vids/pics page.

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Tonight at Black Sheep: Nox Black, Cornbread, Offwhyte, Animals With Human Names, T-Roni, Nefarious Cloud, DJ Tareek Skills

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Tonight! We are excited for this hip hop show happening at Black Sheep tonight. We’ve even upgraded our sound system for this one, so be sure to come out to hear the improvement. We have all types of different hip hop and R&B artists performing tonight. At the top of the bill is a new Springfield R&B artist – “Nox Black”. Before that is long running Springfield rapper “Cornbread”. Nice. Then before that is Springfield native (recently moved back from California) – and first time performing since his return – “Offwhyte“. We have Offwhyte’s newest album “Both Sides of the Mississippi” streaming on the player below. Up before him is an artist that most of you know – Animals With Human Names. Also female hip hop artist and winner of a recent hip hop battle competition – T-Roni will be taking the stage. (Check out her video that was a result of that competition right here). Before that is Springfield native hip hop / indie artist Nefarious Cloud. Opening up tonight we have live DJ and vinyl remix master DJ Tariq aka DJ Tareek Skillz, who will also be performing in the middle of the night as well.

This all kicks off tonight at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a good look at what else is coming up at Black Sheep in the near future.

Time & Pressure, Prowess, Dead Beat, Reduced To Instinct, Final Order

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Hey all! The weekend is here and we do have shows lined up at Black Sheep tonight and tomorrow! It’s going to be a good weekend, we can feel it! Tonight we have hardcore band Time & Pressure coming from St. Louis to play for us. Also we have Prowess – they are not listed on the flier but got added at the last minute just for the heck of it. The big touring band on this bill is the band “Deadbeat” from Lincoln, Nebraska. You can stream their music on the player below. Before them we have Dumb Fest all-star favorites from Bloomington/Chicago – Reduced To Instinct (they have played three different Dumb Fests(?)). Opening things up is brand new Springfield hardcore band Final Order.

This starts at 7:00 pm tonight and admission is $7. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a good look at what else is coming up at Black Sheep in these next coming months.

New Band Pages: Rather Dashing

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It’s Monday night, and it’s probably been a minute since we’ve added any new band pages to our website – so here is our most recent addition. We have a new page for the new alternative / blues / indie / genre-fusing band Rather Dashing. Check out their new page on the Black Sheep site right here. There you can find links to all of the band’s websites and stream their seven-track release which came out earlier this year. Rather Dashing have not played a show at Black Sheep yet – they did perform at Downhome Music Festival at the end of last month.

Check out any of our 40+ active band pages on our site right here. Do you play in an active Springfield band or are you a solo musician and have yet to set up a page on our site? We would love to hear from you! Reach out to us at blacksheepspringfield@gmail.com and we will work with you to set something up.

New Dumb Daily Deals at Dumb Records

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Starting tomorrow, Dumb Records is going to be testing out some new daily type super-deals in the store just for the fun of it. If you are into collecting records, cassettes, or CDs, you might want to pay attention now. During the week each Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from here on out features one crazy good deal:

MONDAYS: 50% off all cassettes
TUESDAYS: all $1 records are now 25¢
WEDNESDAYS: 50% off all CDs

Plus, during all Black Sheep shows everything in the store is now 25% off for those of you with show admission. Crazy!

Dumb Records is located at 1107 South Grand Ave East. The store is open every day from noon to 8pm.